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  1. Am I gonna get fired or...?
    You might be a new grad, but some of these basic skills like straight cathing someone should not be making you nervous. You are going to have to start jumping in and doing them. Transferring to...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Is dating or flirting with an another nurse or patient is acceptable?
    Don't get your honey where you make your money.
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. And... It begins!
    Good Luck!
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. job hopper help
    You might be able to leave it off your resume, but when you fill out applications they often want all time accounted for, and explainations for any gaps in employment. So you may have to address it...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  5. Did I help or hurt him????  :(
    You did good!
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. Brain Sheet Diagrams
    I have my own sheet that I use for my patients, as well as a form detailing these notes you are talking about (I have heard them them called fishbones).
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. What EXACTLY is a care plan?
    1. Do RNs still create care plans anymore? In my area everyone admitted to the hospital or LTC facility has a care plan. 2. Was school beneficial to learning the creation if a care plan if the...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. RNs who work both hospitals and LTC, is your pay the same?
    As it's been stated already, it all depends on where you are at, and that particular facilities' policies. I make more hourly at the hospital, but the shift diff at the nursing home meant I actually...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Should I apply for new grad intern job
    You would have to contact the facility to get more details. You said this is a new grad intern job. I am assuming that this "doing CNA work" would be part of the internship program and would be for a...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  10. What is the point of becoming a nurse?!
    Agreed, you also have to be realistic. You may not land your "Dream job" right out of school. I have heard many new grads state they have to have a day shift job, don't want to work weekends, expect...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. Medication Mistake
    As others have said, no harm done. It could have been a lot worse. Don't take it personal, although your coworker may have not been the most gracious about it, she taught you something. Take the...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. What EXACTLY is a care plan?
    Careplans are a little different in school than in the workplace. The ones you do in school are more detailed, because you need to learn what you are doing before you start filling out the "short...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Frontier Bound Question
    I live in Harlan, KY which is about 30 miles from Hyden. You will most likely fly into Lexington, KY. However, Knoxville, TN would also be about the same distance. You are looking at 120 miles or so...
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  14. Nursing Shoes??
    I only wear Crocs (the real Crocs not the cheap knockoffs). They are the most comfortable shoes I have found.
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  15. Loans just for living expenses
    I am not sure what part of the country you are in, but in my area $7.50 would be pretty typical for a nurse aid pay. My advice would be, that you may want to research the field a little more before...
    Jul 29, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  16. Discouraged new RN
    I only worked Med/surg for a short time, and have spent most of my time in the hospital in ICU. That having been said, I don't mind working med/surg. The things you are hearing about being short...
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Advice...please
    Also, if you are that shy, you may want consider a career other than healthcare. You will have to deal with new people EVERY single time you work. You may want to consider a career in engineering or...
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Cant seem to find work!
    Be persistant. If you go somewhere and they tell you they are not hiring, then go back again in a few weeks. Then again after that. Luck is usually being in the right place at the right time. If...
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Obamacare Survives, Supreme Court Rescues 'Big Health'
    This seems to have turned into a Canada v/s USA thread concerning healthcare. Here is a link from the AARP with 5 myths that are addressed. I found it interesting in comparison to all the horror...
    Jun 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. Will paying for ACLS etc myself help me land a job?
    I got my ACLS certification after I graduated. My clinical instructor offered it for the cost of the text book, so it cost me around $25. I won't say it got me my job in a small ICU, but it did look...
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. My first patient death
    You did good.
    Jun 18, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  22. New in ICU
    I have been in ICU for just over a year. I feel confident I know what I am doing probably something like 90% of the time. There is always that uncertainty when doing something unfamiliar. Hang in...
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  23. Being rather vague....  should I be concerned?
    I would have to guess as a new hire, and especially as a new grad you will most likely be working nights. Most places have people on nights who have been there for sometime waiting for a dayshift...
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  24. This made me mad when I saw it.
    There is a school near me that churns out people with BA's in social work. My sister-in-law fell for their sales pitch. When she was graduating she was telling everyone she couldn't afford to work...
    May 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. LPN working towards ICU
    I posted this in another thread, I am reposting it here because most of it applies here also. You have to take in advice from all sources, then make your own decisions. I worked as an LPN at a...
    May 11, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing